(2007 Vintage) Amazing aromas of lilac, violet, crushed blueberry and mineral that turn to black pepper and spices follow through to a full-bodied, medium-sweet palate, with a long, chewy finish. Evolves to tar and asphalt. Really held back, yet powerful grip slaps youËand makes you happy. This is mind-blowing in texture. The greatest Dow ever made.
Robert Parker(1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/20/2000
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/2000
Wine & Spirits(1997 Vintage) The complex aromatics of the opaque, black-colored 2003 Dow Vintage Port display chocolate, dried oak, black cherries, blackberries, copious spices, and a myriad of flowers. A fresh, backward wine, it offers a medium to full-bodied, deeply concentrated core of spice-laced dark fruits. Softly-textured and seductive in the mid-palate, it boasts abundant layers of candied Damson plums, blueberries, black cherries, molasses, and hints of chocolate before revealing its firm structure. Extremely youthful and primary, this exceptional effort demands patience. Projected maturity: 2025ndash;2045+.
Planet Grape(2011 Vintage) Rich and sweet with notes of blackberry, cassis, milk chocolate, mint, mocha, and black pepper.
Robert Parker(2000 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/17/2002